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Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
provisions. host: is health-care availability widespread enough in this country, are we coming to a system where you have to go to a major metropolitan area to get cutting edge care or whatever? guest: it is not widely available in every way it should be. we have massive disparities in rural areas. doctors go to medical school in these funds cities -- fun cities. do they want to go work in a rural area where they have to deal with higher not practice premiums, bigger overhead costs, practicing out of their area and a broader range of services? there are increasing disincentives for good young doctors to go to rural areas and underserved populations. and now with the way reimbursement is going and with our health care system is, quite frankly, bankert, those disparities are getting worse. -- bankrupt, those disparities are getting worse. i have seen doctors go to a subscription service. people will pay me $1,000 or $2,000 a year and i will go to their house and they will have my number doctors are doing it and it is unfortunately creating a class segregation. host: nancy, your honor with dr
Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
, they're all subsidized. if you think about the affordable healthcare act, i would like to see the fed's swapped outk-12 and remove the burden of medicaid from the state, but also to get to a point where you could really start to use these exchanges as a way to increase the number of people have health insurance, and also facing the true cost of the care. >> thank you. sen. fischer, 30 seconds. >> we learn more and more about the affordable healthcare act every day. as i talked to medical providers across the state, they have deep concerns. they cannot expand because of the uncertainty. we have hospitals that are concerned, especially in rural nebraska. i have a number of critical access hospitals. they don't know what is coming because of the uncertainty that is out there with health care. i always go back to we need to make sure that health care is affordable. that was not addressed in the debate that passed or the non debate that passed the affordable healthcare act. >> thank you, senator fischer. >> i have heard the same uncertainty, but congress can take every single tax and spend
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
chief justice robert is likely to do this term based on his vote in the health-care case? is he now armor plated? what does it mean? >> i do not think it means very much. i am one of those folks who things may be he wrote the opinion he wrote because that is what he thought. it seemed to me the opinion and others will throw stuff at me that was plausible enough on its own terms. there is speculation that now that he has showed he is not a right wing nuts, he can go back to the right wing that most of the time. i doubt he thinks that way. >> any other thoughts to? ? >> we invite questions from those of you here. >> at the price of being a bit predictable, i'm wondering if anyone can comment on whether any of the cases he discussed would offer opportunities for governor romney or president obama to score political points. and what that argument might sound like on these issues. is there any chance that either of them will try to do something like this? >> i think it would be a reference back. because the economy takes all the oxygen out of the election with a little bit of foreign aff
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
.a. says this will explore other leads. >>> the obesity epidemic here in america is not just a healthcare problem. it may not be a national security issue. there is a new study that says one in four in young adults are too overweight to join the military. renee marsh joining us live from washington, d.c. with -- rene marsh has more from washington, d.c. >> reporter: good morning, dave. according to this new study by mission readiness, this group is made up of retired military leaders. they say that as you said, one in four young adults in america, they are simply too overweight to go to the front lines. the study also says that obesity is making it harder to find recruits and that active duty members who are not physically fit are more prone to injuries. mission readiness says being overweight or obese is the medical reason why adults cannot join the military. the group estimates that the department of defense spends about $1 billion each year to care for overnight active duty members, their families as well as veterans. so the group looking at schools to solve the problem. they say schoo
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
with a landmark ruling on healthcare and more big decisions in their new term which begins today. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. noom with a look at some of the big cases the supreme court could be taking on. this involves affirmative action on campus colleges, same- sex marriage. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling the most difficult questions of the day. >>> the justices could even get involved in the fall elections with challenges to some of the -- to some of the controversial voter i.d. laws. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu -- alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> governor brown has just signed a controversial bill involving gay teens. california will become the first state in the nation to ban therapy who tries to turn gay or lesbian teens. those who oppose the bill say this perppy could put you at higher risk of depression or suicide. >>> and a new law signed by governor jerry brown may reduce life sentences for hundreds of inmates. the bill applies to those convicted of murder. in an inmate has ser
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, the republicans used to claim that obama funded his health-care plan with $500 billion in cuts. how did it balloon to $700 billion? a simple explanation. the congressional budget office is in a new estimate based on a different and later 10-year time line. republicans decided to pick the biggest number possible. medicare -- spending is not being reduced. $700 billion -- that comes from the difference over 10 years between anticipated medicare spending, what is known as the baseline, and changes the law makes to reduce spending. the statement -- that is mostly come out of health care providers, not medicare beneficiaries. the medicare actuary has raised significant doubts as to whether any cuts would take place. they are actually a bit onerous. according to the medicare trustees' report, propose reductions in spending actual strength in the long-term health of the medicare program. in fact, house republicans adopted many of the same cuts in their own budget. a point that bill clinton made rather effectively in his speech to the democratic convention. they argue that they devote savings to reforming
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
on what you are doing? i am with modern healthcare magazine. >> we are trying to look at the types of services that can be funded by medicaid. and the types of services that cannot be funded through that mechanism. so iran might use samhsa dollars for county, state or local dollars. and obviously for the relationship hud, the actual payment for the housing. the rent. the three agencies have been working closely together. along with the assistant secretary. attriting about how we can put together a vouchers, medicaid funding and non-medicaid funding to support a person and recovery and getting and maintaining housing. -- in recovery and getting and maintaining housing. >> i am from clinical psychiatry magazine. i have questions about synthetic drugs. a relaxed two or three years -- i was wondering if they are included in your survey. where they stand as far as your concerns go? >> do you want to comment on the synthetic drugs? we do not have the data. but what we are doing through our state authorities -- monitoring the presence of synthetic drugs -- r. gil kerlikowske, they want to
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